"More people came forward to report sexual assaults in the military last year, but a significant percentage wouldn't give crucial details needed for an investigation. The Pentagon said it received 2,923 reports of sexual assault across the military in...
"_This country was forged by men and women daunted by the seeming impossibility of their situation, but who never wavered, and who eventually prevailed. I think there are ten zillion folk songs written about this kind of thing, and before we're done over_
ASHAMED THIS ISN'T IN HERE ALREADY!!! "The Obama administration is considering a plan to charge the private health insurance of veterans for treatment of service-related ailments that currently are paid for by the Department of Veterans Affairs..."
Hubby and I finally got a new kitten. She was barely weaned when her mother was hit by a car near our village and our local small-grocer rescued her -- until hubby saw her. She is barely 2 months old and has long gray fur. Oddly, she has a unusally short tail. Her name is GraciAnn Comfort. Of course, she's had no shots, etc. (nor can we afford them). She did let me bath her, though and did not even flinch.
Can anyone tell me how we might clean her ears of mites -- using stuff we may have around the house?!? Thanks for your concern!!!
P.S. What type of paints would be safe to use when painting cats?
Congressional committees are now demanding the testimony of Karl Rove in the investigation into reasons behind the firings of eight US attorneys. Senator Charles Schumer, who has helped lead the Senate Judiciary Committee's examination of the dismissals of the federal prosecutors, cited new reports connecting Rove to those who wanted to oust at least one of the US attorneys.
Top House Democrats retreated Monday from an attempt to limit President Bush's authority for taking military action against Iran as the leadership concentrated on a looming confrontation with the White House over the Iraq war.
Under a little-noticed provision in the USA Patriot Act, the Treasury Department has ordered severe restrictions against foreign banks or countries for reasons beyond the stated purpose of the law and without producing evidence.
David Bacon | Guest Workers Fired After Protesting Slavelike Conditions
David Bacon writes: "Hundreds of guest workers from India are protesting conditions in a Pascagoula, Mississippi shipyard that immigrant-rights activists compare to slavery. Many gathered in a church on March 11 in this Gulf Coast port after their employer, Signal International, threatened to send some of the workers home. Signal is a large corporation that repairs and services oil-drilling platforms around the world."
A coalition of more than 140 international, non-governmental organizations and women's groups is gratified that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expressing public support for the creation of a new UN agency for women.
A Quarter of US War Vets Diagnosed With Mental Disorder (How deplorable!!!!!)
A quarter of the Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans treated with US government-funded health care have been diagnosed with a mental disorder, according to a study published Monday. And when psychosocial disorders such as domestic violence were taken into account, the number of war veterans suffering from mental illnesses rose to 31 percent.
J. Sri Raman | Bush's Democracy Project in Bangladesh and Nepal
J. Sri Raman writes: "Who says that President George Bush and his men and women promote democracy only by destructive wars? They do so also through creative, unconventional diplomacy. Look at their latest achievements in Bangladesh and Nepal. In both these countries bordering India, whose ruling establishment is enlisted in the Bush crusade to save democracy (especially 'emerging' democracies), the cause has hit a major roadblock. And it is representatives of Washington who has placed a mega-sized boulder on the path to much-awaited elections in both cases."
VIDEO | Activists Announce Protests at Pentagon and on Campuses
By Geoffrey Millard, Lance Page and Scott Galindez
On Saturday, March 17, anti-war activists from around the country will gather near the Vietnam Memorial and march to the Pentagon. This event comes 40 years after the historic march on the Pentagon which many observers saw as a turning point in the movement against the Vietnam War. Student organizers are also planning events on campuses around the country between March 15 and 20.
VIDEO | Canaries in the Mine: Inuit Warn World of Human Cost of Climate Change
"Global warming is a human rights issue," says Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Inuit activist and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. In her lifetime, Watt-Cloutier has witnessed the drastic effects of climate change that threaten her community's livelihood and cultural identity. Watt-Cloutier testified in a hearing on March 1, 2007 to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights which was set up to investigate the relationship between human rights and climate change in North and South America. The hearing was a result of a petition that she and 62 other Inuit in Alaska and Canada filed in 2005 in an attempt to hold the United States accountable for its failure to curb greenhouse-gas emissions.
Hello! I've been spending hours exploring Care2 & groups & networks. And, so I wonder: Shouldn't we ALL be friends?!? Info would spread even more quickly, and, our groups would gain potency - helping our causes all the more!! Please, introduce me, my groups (I host two), my sharebook, etc. to all of your friends (& networks). The people with the power to actually cause improvements for our causes would certainly appreciate the backing of groups with huge numbers of backers! Of course, you can also invite me to others, too. My new online graduate course just started, though, so my time available for communications will be irratic. However, I will still read & post & stay informed. Thank you ~ It is extremely heartwarming finding others who also truly do CARE!!! PEACE, Kathleen The Angel Power Emporium
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Humans spent centuries
conspiring to fly, so it
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that any creature would
give up the skill, and
yet penguins waddle among
us. A new study helps
confirm that these
seabirds traded flight to
become better swimmers.